Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bath Time

Princeton-based architects Farewell Mills Gatsch have nearly finished restoration of the famed Louis Kahn Trenton Bath House, first opened in 1955. And, yes, it will continue to serve as a bath house. The Garden State Historic Preservation Turst Fund and … Continue reading

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Call of the Small

Whenever I ask, what can I do to help our planet? How can my skills be put to use to help clean the oil in the Gulf? My sons say the best thing I can do is to live more … Continue reading

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A Cultivated Life

On one wall of Kuen Liao’s West Windsor home is a painting of a woman and a boy in the courtyard of an Asian farmhouse, with chickens pecking in the foreground. Mr. Liao painted this scene from memory, and the … Continue reading

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What Curators Are Looking For

Yesterday I received an announcement about the Peoples’ Biennial at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College. “People’s Biennial will feature artists who haven’t had significant exposure, or who may not even consider themselves part of the art world,” according to … Continue reading

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Painting in Clay

Hopewell artist Patricia Lange loves an adventure, and she loves to experiment. A believer in the happy accident, she recently visited the desert of her native Chile, and was inspired by the terra cotta terrain to create a new series … Continue reading

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Open Laboratory

Last week, while visiting the Princeton University Art Museum to write about the Pictures of Pictures exhibit curated by Joel Smith, I ran into Lucy Graves McVicker. (Read more about her here.) Not only is she an extraordinary artist, but … Continue reading

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Bee in her Bonnet

Three years ago, when Warren Jeffs was jailed for being an accomplice to rape in arranging polygamous marriages between under-age girls and older men, I was fascinated by the hand-sewn 19th-century clothing the women at the Yearning for Zion Ranch … Continue reading

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Kiss of the Spiderwoman

We’re mourning the death of sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who this week died at the age of 98. Here’s what I wrote about her a few years ago, on the occasion of an exhibit at the Fabric Museum and Workshop in … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

If you went to college in the 1970s, chances are his posters lined your dormitory walls. If you owned the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, you absorbed his rendering of the flared bell bottoms of the Fab Four, the blue and red … Continue reading

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